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Recovery Coach Academy Graduates


This was such an amazing experience! I have learned so many life changing skills to help me as a Recovery Coach and also in my own recovery. Erin is hands down one of the best teachers and a truly inspirational woman. So thankful to her and for this opportunity.

— Jessica Geedy

The Recovery Coach Academy provided vital information and techniques that will make peer support the most effective and beneficial. Erin Pownall Burns was knowledgeable, enthusiastic, energetic and obviously committed to preparing people to meet the demand for qualified Certified Recovery Peer Advocates.

— Eric Foster

I had the extreme privilege to participate in the Recovery Coach Academy Class that Erin Pownall Burns taught. It was undeniably on of the best courses I’ve taken. The class was intimate and fun and full of useful tools. Not only could I apply the tools learned to help others, I can apply it to my own life. It helped me become more aware of myself and helped me grown into a better person. Highly recommended. Awesome time. It was a GEM.

— Danielle Bloom

I completed the Recovery Coach Academy training course with Erin in March of 2019, and honestly enjoyed it so much that I did’nt want the week to end. Not only did she create a fun and safe environment/atmosphere for us to learn in, but the unexpected vulnerability and group unity with the other classmates was an amazing experience.

-Chelsey Loren


I took the RCA course with Erin with the intent on being able to give back more to my local recovery community. I now feel more adequately equipped to do so. My toolbox is full of new and exciting things. Erin brought her own unique experiences as a Recovery Coach and her own flair to the RCA material making it really enjoyable and engaging. I truly looked forward to each day of class.

— Jill Cleary hansen

I thoroughly enjoyed this course! Erin did a great job making this both informative and fun. I would recommend taking this course with Erin to anyone interested in this field of work.

— Noah welker

Taking the Recovery Coach Academy class with Erin Pownall Burns has been an incredible experience for me. This week has been wonderful, not only in learning new skills to help others, but also that will be integral in my own life. I would highly recommend this class to others and commend Erin for a truly tremendous and life changing experience.

— Katie Panara